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Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) produces an extraordinary range of music education and social impact programs each season that extend far outside the physical walls of our concert halls.
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School of Thought:
Legendary hip-hop artist Black Thought leads a four-day workshop for emerging and young professional MCs ages 18–35 that culminates in a showcase by the invited participants. Over the course of the workshop, participants will explore the history of hip-hop and examine the technical skills employed by the genre. Invited MCs should come prepared to workshop their music, focusing on lyricism, flow, style, and delivery. Black Thought will equip participants with tangible exercises to improve their overall artistry. This exploration will give participants the opportunity to hone their technical abilities and continue to craft their individual sounds. The workshop will also provide participants with invaluable insight into Black Thought’s outstanding career of more than two decades, as well as opportunities to reflect on how one can achieve and sustain excellence as an artist.
Application Open: Week of August 9, 2021
Application Deadline: September 14, 2021
Invited Participants Notified: September 30, 2021
Program Duration: October 25-28, 2021
When it reopens in October 2021, Carnegie Hall is committed to having a fully vaccinated building, including within our concert venues, Resnick Education Wing, offices, and all other spaces on our premises. This policy will enable our programs to operate at full capacity while looking after everyone’s health and safety. Therefore, all applicants selected for the School of Thought Master Class will need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 using a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) in order to enter the building. We will be sending detailed guidelines once artists are accepted to the program. In the meanwhile, we are happy to answer any questions that you may have now about these new protocols.
SongStudio is a program for young vocalists under the leadership of world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming. Designed to renew and refresh the presentation and experience of the vocal recital, SongStudio brings leading musicians and other performing artists together to mentor emerging vocalists and collaborative pianists, exploring innovative approaches to both classic and current song repertoire, and inviting new audiences to engage with the art form. SongStudio builds on the remarkable legacy of supporting young vocalists and the art of the vocal recital that Marilyn Horne sustained over the past two decades through The Song Continues.
- Application Available: August 16, 2021
- Application Deadline: October 1, 2021
- Recommendation Deadline: October 8, 2021
- Invited Candidates Notified: by October 24, 2021
- Program Duration: January 17–22, 2022
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